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Scientists Say Humans Are Spreading Covid To Deer and That It Is “Very Unsettling”

I swear we are never going to get away from this pandemic. UGH.

As you know, COVID is highly-contagious and easily spread among humans. But did you know that it is easily spread among animals too?

Turns out, Scientists have found that humans are spreading COVID to deer and they find that “very unsettling”. Not going to lie, so do I.

According to reports, scientists are finding that humans have infected wild deer with Covid-19 in a handful of U.S. states. There is also evidence the virus has been spreading between deer which could further complicate plans to curb the pandemic.

“The sheer possibility that these things are happening and it’s unknown makes this very unsettling,” “We could be caught by surprise with a completely different variant.” 

Suresh Kuchipudi, a virologist at Pennsylvania State University


So, not only do we have to worry about new variants with human to human contact, but now we have to worry about variants created among humans and animals.

Now you might be wondering, how did the deer contract COVID from humans? No it wasn’t by any weird stuff.

Scientists believe the deer contracted the virus through nasal secretions that traveled over the barrier by air and even more interesting, the infected deer did not exhibit noticeable symptoms. 

I think the scariest part of all of this is that scientists are trying to contain this spread in deer (which almost seems more impossible than containing it in humans) because they want to try to prevent variants from happening and being spread among other animals and from animals to humans.

As of right now, there is no reports of a human receiving COVID from a deer but scientists do say, it is possible.

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